In full disclosure, we were provided 2 Switch & Go Dinos in exchange for our honest review.
If your kids are anything like mine, then they LOVE dinosaurs! My boys love creating their own dinosaur worlds and adventures in their living room, bedroom and backyard. We have dinosaurs of all sizes, shapes and textures but we recently found some awesome new dino toys from VTech that offer something extra special!
VTech Switch & Go Dinos offer a fun new way to play with dinosaurs. Not only are they dinosaurs ranging from T-Rex to Triceratops to Anklyosaurus, they also transform into cars! That’s right! Switch & Go Dinos are actually 2 toys in 1! Now I know I said my kids love dinosaurs, but what I forgot to mention is that next to dinosaurs, their favorite toys are their cars. Switch & Go Dinos could not be any more perfect for my kids and many kids their age.
Wait, it gets better! Switch & Go Dinos are also battery operated which allows them to make car and dinosaur sounds as well as share interesting facts about the dinosaur. Not only is it fun, it is an educational toy as well! With 7 dinosaurs to choose from, Switch & Go Dinos offer kids the opportunity to learn all about their favorite dinosaurs as well as engage in hours of learning through play.
We were provided with Sliver the T-Rex and Horns the Triceratops. Each can be easily transformed from a dinosaur to a race car and back again. Each dinosaur has 4 buttons: one controls the eyes and driver style, one controls the volume, one makes various sounds like an engine or a roar and the last button provides the dinosaur facts. The dinos are very easy to use making play time even more fun and engaging.
As you know, at Mommy University we love toys that offer opportunities for learning through play. We believe that a toy should offer a fun and exciting experience while also fostering growth and development. That is exactly what Switch & Go Dinos offer, an exciting learning adventure!
Benefits of Playing with VTech Switch & Go Dinos
As kids press the buttons on the Switch & Go Dinosaurs, they will hear interesting facts about their dinosaur. For instance, my kids learned that the T-Rex uses his tail to balance and make quick turns. They also learned that Triceratops has to have strong legs to hold up his heavy body. It is the perfect toy for the budding paleontologist who wants to expand his knowledge about dinosaurs.
Sparks the Imagination
Switch & Go Dinos offer endless possibilities for play. My kids love having the T-Rex attack the car as well as having the Triceratops defeat T-Rex. My kids even turned their dinos into their own form of airplanes. These Dinos allow kids enter into a world of adventure and fun. Kids can create their own dinosaur worlds and create stories about their journey. Creative thinking and story telling will help kids with reading and writing in school!
Fosters Language Development
While playing, kids are learning new words and dino terms which is expanding their vocabulary. This boosts their expressive language skills. As kids listen to the dinosaurs talk, they are also enhancing their receptive language and listening skills. Another great way to foster language development is to ask your child what they are doing as they play. You can also ask them to repeat what the dinosaur says as well as elaborate on the fact that was just provided by the dinosaur.
Enhances Social Skills and Awareness
As kids play together with their dinos, they are learning important social skills such as turn-taking and sharing. They also learn how to appropriately play without upsetting the other person or hurting their feelings. This is an important skill in making friends (and keeping them). Kids also learn to work together to create stories and solve problems.
If you are looking for a new dinosaur toy or even a birthday present for a young child, I recommend the new Switch & Go Dinos. They are affordable, fun AND educational! Switch & Go T-Rex and Triceratops can be bought together as a set for only $27.99 on Amazon (affiliate link)!